Wednesday’s action will lead to a trial in the Republican-led Senate, where a two-thirds vote would be required to remove the president from office.
At the heart of the Democrats’ case is the allegation that Trump tried to leverage a White House meeting and military aid, sought by Ukraine to combat Russian military aggression, to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch an investigation of former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, as well as a probe of an unfounded theory that Kyiv conspired with Democrats to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
●Trumprips Democrats for ‘attempted coup’on eve of likely impeachment.
●Presidentappears resilientas he faces the ‘very ugly word’ of impeachment.
●To capture voters, the two parties invokeradically different responsesto impeachment.